‘Rangers Of The New Republic’ May No Longer Happen
by Erik Amaya
One of Lucasfilm’s ambitious Star Wars TV plans may have reached a dead end.
In a report about Dave Filoni‘s “new” position as the company’s executive creative director — he was promoted last year, but the title just appeared on an updated Lucasfilm bio for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director — Variety claims Rangers of the New Republic is “not currently in active development.”
The Mandalorian spinoff seemed poised to tell the tale of the New Republic’s attempt to bring law to the lawless Outer Rim. It was also supposed to be part of a grand culmination of storylines between it, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka. According to some rumors, the program was originally meant to star Gina Carano as Cara Dune, but after the actor’s quite questionable social media posts, Lucasfilm severed ties with her. Nevertheless, they went forward with announcing the program. If those reports are true, then it is possible the series is being put aside to rethink its lead character or, perhaps, Filoni and Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau have reconsidered the Ranger angle in their overall plan for their corner of the galaxy.
Or, perhaps, it just need a key creative to come along as Faverau continues to chart The Mandalorian and Filoni develops Ahsoka.
Whatever the circumstances of Rangers going on the shelf, fans will not be lacking for Star Wars content as Disney+ still plans for at least nine other programs, including the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series and the High Republic-set The Acolyte.